Is Any “PERFORMANCE” Required of the Christian? The Typical Christian, Understanding that We are not Saved BY Works is then Disinclined to Accept ANY Suggestion that Works are in any way Required under the New Covenant. A Number of Scriptures Address the Subject Directly. Many, it seems, Would Prefer they be Left Unmentioned. An instinctive... Continue Reading →
With a great display of power, the New Testament Church has come, and on the very day and time that God had chosen from the beginning of time. Wouldn't now be a good time to explain that those old Jewish holy days are no longer required since the Cross? But, search as we may, we find nothing.If God's Holy Day Commandments Have Been Nailed to the Cross Why were the Apostles and the New Testament Church still observing them?
The Apostle Paul is acknowledged as a highly trained theologian. He was tutored by the most renowned teacher of his day, Gamaliel. 1 Paul’s writings often reflect his deep theological background with a level often lost upon untrained readers. In addition, he is reported to have had personal encounters with the Lord, once on the road to Damascus and in Arabia. 2 In his writings, some things can often go right over our heads. He often uses very complex thoughts and theological language, so we can miss what he's saying when we read specific passages. At times we need to look closely to benefit fully from his inspired insights.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter” (Prov.25:2). “And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of... Continue Reading →
In the Western World...who do you think spends the most time at work? It's Americans! On average, we take only about 10 days of vacation each year. In Europe, the British average about 3 or 4 weeks, the French about 4 weeks, the Italians... 5 weeks or more, the Germans about 4 weeks, the Scandinavians...... Continue Reading →
We can know that we are God's family members; Jesus said so! (Mat. 12:50) "for whosoever shall do the will of My Father in Heaven, the same is My brother, My sister, and My mother.” Jesus is telling us that if we are members of God's family, we have the most important responsibility: doing the... Continue Reading →
What happened on that Pentecost Sunday that so changed the Apostles? Why were they then able to perform so many miracles, be heard and understood in other languages, effect the baptism of three thousand souls, and thereafter fearlessly face death? For sure, something life changing happened. Was it a born again experience? Or, has an... Continue Reading →
The significance of the seven days of unleavened bread Leavening defined Some leavening is classified as fungus, an ever-present single celled organism with characteristics resembling both animal and vegetable. Some fungi are beneficial and some are destructive. Their cellular structure is so small it can only be seen through a microscope. They grow best in... Continue Reading →
Biologists and the Bible agree, we are composed of dust. All the elements found in our bodies are also found in the dust of the ground. Both also tell us that life begets life; it takes life to create life. "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into... Continue Reading →